"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

We had an incredible Easter.

I can't quite settle down, I am beyond thankful for the things that happened this weekend. Saturday we went to our favorite Stone Mountain. We played and hiked and avoided the spring break crowds. And I got this adorable pic of my lovies below!

Saturday night at bedtime we read Easter books to get our hearts prepared for Sunday. While reading the boys always ask questions. One question led to another about if the soldiers that hung Jesus on the cross would go to heaven. I told them that I didn't know if they had ever given their lives to Jesus. I explained that this is something between you and Jesus.

After saying this Owen said, "I did that. I asked Jesus into my heart." I was shocked, but asked him questions to make sure he knew what this meant. That Jesus is the son of God, that He died for us, for our sins, and that he rose from the dead. And. He. Did.

He wants to give his heart to Jesus.

Then I cried. The tears wouldn't stop as we kept talking about this. Cooper was (as he always is about this) curious and wanted to know why he can't hear Jesus talking to him. Awww, sweet thing.

It was such a precious time that I never want to forget it (sorry for rambling, but i don't want to forget the sweet conversation). This is something Blake and I pray for constantly...our kids to love and follow Jesus. We want them to really grasp how deep His love is for them. This is the beginning of that understanding.

We woke up to a great Easter day with the promise of new life and freedom in Christ. We had Easter lunch with new friends and the kids all played wonderfully together. Well until Emery took the 7 year old's toothbrush and tried to brush her teeth. Oops, he was so grossed out! That girl loves herself a toothbrush :)


mckenziegordon said...

oh Molly! I just teared up reading about your sweet boy! What a blessing. So glad this was an Easter for you to remember!

Sadie said...

I found your blog today, and I am enjoying reading about your walk with God and adoption. Bless you. I too teared up reading about your boy. That's my one prayer is that one day, my babies will give their hearts to Jesus. I believe my 6 year old is close, but just doesn't get it quite yet. Sounds like you had a beautiful Easter!

Chassidy said...

wow- what a special special time!! Love you guys